PhD student - Department of Organic and Macromolecular chemistry, UGent
Principal investigator: prof. Sandra Van Vlierberghe (PhD)
3D Printing of shape memory polymers towards minimally invasive breast reconstruction
Within this topic, we focus on the development of a biocompatible and biodegradable shape memory scaffold as an innovative route towards minimally invasive breast reconstruction.
The aim of this adipose tissue engineering approach is to overcome the shortcomings of current methods for breast reconstruction after breast cancer treatment, such as breast implants, lipofilling and microsurgical free tissue transplantation.
Contact & links
- Lab address: Department of Organic and Macromolecular chemistry, Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials Group, Ghent University - Campus Sterre, S4, Krijgslaan 281, 9000 Ghent